Saturday, September 6, 2014


I've been gone for a while. Twice.  My father-in-law was in the hospital in St. Louis a couple of weeks ago so Tim and I went to see what we could do to help.  We soon realized that the situation was not good.  We spent about four days there and came home a couple of weeks ago.  I think that's right,  I barely know what day it is. Two days later he passed away.  So the last week has been filled with funeral plans, funeral home visitation and a funeral.  Bud will be very much missed by all of us.  He was my husband's stepfather, but Tim has known him for nearly 50 years and I've known him for 40.  He was a wonderful "Paw Paw" to our kids and grand kids.  May he rest in peace.

Here we are in one of his boats back in the 90's.

And here are he and Carol at my son's high school graduation in 2003.

With my older daughter:

And with my younger daughter when she was about 13.

And here's the last picture I took of him when we were with him in July.


Paula Hensley Murphy said...

sorry for you loss Teresa. You'll have to make a quilt in his honor! he sounds like an awesome person.

dianne said...

how very, very sad for all of you ... he looks like a happy, fun and loving man and i am sorry for your loss

Carla said...

With the sparkle in those eyes he looks to be a man who loved life, family and fun.
So sorry to read about your loss.
Prayers for you and the family going up.